Social Security Administration, Headquarters Bureaus and Offices in Baltimore and SSA Local 1923, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 2 FLRA No. 5
 
 MS. GEORGIA E. RAYMAN
 707 NORTH CALVERT STREET
 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202
 
                           RE:  SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, HEADQUARTERS
                                BUREAUS AND OFFICES IN BALTIMORE AND SSA
                                LOCAL 1923, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
                                EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO (ABLES, ARBITRATOR), Case
                                No. 0-AR-48
 
 DEAR MS. RAYMAN:
 
    THIS REFERS TO YOUR EXCEPTIONS TO THE ARBITRATOR'S AWARD IN THE
 ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE, FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY ON OCTOBER 5, 1979.
 
    SECTION 2425.1(A) OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES OF PROCEDURE (44 F.R.
 44740 ET SEQ., COPY ENCLOSED) PROVIDES, "EITHER PARTY TO ARBITRATION
 UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 71 OF TITLE 5 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE
 MAY FILE AN EXCEPTION TO AN ARBITRATOR'S AWARD RENDERED PURSUANT TO THE
 ARBITRATION."
 
    IN THIS CASE, THE ARBITRATOR'S OPINION AND AWARD CLEARLY INDICATE
 THAT TWO PARTIES (THE UNION AND THE AGENCY) PARTICIPATED IN THE
 ARBITRATION PROCEEDING.  THUS, IT DOES NOT APPEAR FROM THE ARBITRATOR'S
 OPINION AND AWARD THAT YOU, ONE OF THE GRIEVANTS, PARTICIPATED AS A
 "PARTY" IN THE PROCEEDING BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR.  CONSEQUENTLY, YOU ARE
 NOT ENTITLED TO FILE AN EXCEPTION UNDER SECTION 2425.1(A) OF THE
 AUTHORITY'S RULES.
 
    ACCORDINGLY, AND